In this post we will discuss about refusal of bail to NRI Narwal in drugs case and the grounds for refusal of the bail.
CBI court denies bail to NRI Narwal in synthetic drugs case
A special CBI court while hearing Enforcement Directorate (ED) cases here on Friday denied bail to NRI as per the reports and it was also seen that they were running a multi-crore synthetic drugs case involving wrestler-turned-cop-turned- drug lord Jagdish Singh Bhola.
Bhola who is a former DSP, who allegedly ran a drug cartel in Punjab with the help of politicians and NRIs, had been arrested by the Fatehgarh Sahib police in November 2013. Since then, Bhola had been facing multiple cases and was also convicted in some of the cases.
ED’s special prosecutor Jagjitpal Singh Sarao said, “The court has denied bail to Narwal. He is presently in judicial custody. He has been in jail for the past two years and had been convicted in two cases in which he had been awarded 9 months and 6 months’ jail, respectively. Despite having no income, Narwal had property worth Rs 6 crore and Rs 5.5 crore in his bank account, which had been seized by ED.”
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The matter relates to the ED’s probe against Bhola and his associates. Sarao said, “Investigation shows that Bhola’s associates had parked a huge amount of money generated from the illegal drug racket in buying properties in the UK and Canada. Their details are vital. Many of them are NRIs too.”
Bhola, a former Indian wrestler and Arjun awardee, had already been convicted in three cases — 2013 case involving recovery of 10kg white intoxicant powder from his Fatehgarh Sahib residence; 2013 NDPS case registered at Banus police station; and a multi-crore drugs racket case.
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In February this year, Bhola was convicted by CBI court in sensational Rs 6,000 crore synthetic drug haul case. Bhola was convicted by a CBI court here in a multi- crore drugs racket, busted by the Punjab Police in 2013.
Bhola had served as Punjab’s deputy superintendent of police (DSP), but was dismissed from service in 2012 after his links with the drugs racket were revealed.
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, commonly referred to as the NDPS Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits a person the production/manufacturing/cultivation, possession, sale, purchasing, transport, storage, and/or consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.
As for now and according to the reports the court has denied the bail in this case.
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This post was written by Bharti Verma
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